Thank you to the 2020 Annual Meeting Exhibitors who have shown continuous support during the COVID-19 Pandemic and have committed to continuing their support in 2021. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!


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The purpose of the San Francisco Neurological Society is to increase, improve and disseminate knowledge of the nervous system and to improve the practice of neurology and neurological surgery within the area of the Society’s influence.

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Young Investigator Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Young Investigator Award Winners!
The Award Recipient Presentations will be available for viewing at the SFNS Annual Meeting. Visit the "Young Investigators" tab the week of the meeting to view the presentations. The videos will be available the entire week.

Edwin Boldrey Award: Kevin Kumar, MD, PhD - Stanford University
“High Efficiency Microglial Replacement Ameliorates Motor Deficits and Enhances Survival in a Mouse Model of Gaucher’s Disease”

John Hanbery Award: Satvir Saggi - UC San Francisco
“An Arteriovenous Malformation Grading System for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Microsurgical Resection”

Henry Newman Award: Meredtih Bock, MD - UC San Francisco
“Determinants of quality of life in a large, online cohort of individuals with Parkinson’s disease”

Harold Rosegay Award: Jacob Young, MD - UC San Francisco
“Morbidity Associated with Resection of Supplementary Motor Area Gliomas: Revisiting Supplementary Motor Syndrome and the Role of the Frontal Aslant Tract”

Child Neurology Award: Michael Zhang, MD - Stanford University
“Machine Learning Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor”


Thank you for a successful Annual Meeting! We had 136 people registered to attend the meeting. The event took place virtually. It was an exciting and engaging program and it included networking opportunities, a virtual Exhibit Hall, the Annual Fun Run and a wine and cheese tasting at the President's Reception.

Congratulations to Suzy Maska, MD for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Thank you for your continued dedication and service to the SFNS!

Welcome to the new Board of Directors! Congratulations William McMullen, PhD - President; Suzy Maska, MD - President-Elect; Stephen Ryu, MD - Treasurer.

Congratulations to SFNS member Dr. Michael Lim! Dr. Lim has been named the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. Learn more...

Congratulations to 2014-2015 SFNS President Dr. Edward Chang! Dr. Chang has been named the new Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. Learn more...


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